Altix (MH541v)

Altix (MH541v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Altix (“Bathe-Eye,” attested here as a man’s name) shows water [a(tl)] swirling around and dripping down from a human eye [ix(tli)], which is shown in a frontal view.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

According to Gordon Whittaker (Library of Congress, 4/18/2023), when the water is on the perimeter, such as it is here, the phonetic value is "al" and not "a." He suggests that the verb at play is altia, to wash or bathe something or someone--in this case, the eye.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo altis

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Altix

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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Reading Order: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Lavar el Ojo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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